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giffords. on the anniversary, republican tucson city councilman steve kozachek, known in tucson as steve k., organized a gun guy-back that allowed residents to turn in the unwanted weapons to the police department, in exchange for safeway gift cards, the grocery store chain that was the scene of the giffords shooting. they collected and destroyed more than 200 guns in that drive. but not without opposition. the national rifle association, of course, opposed the buy back and told npr that it will work with the arizona state legislature to re-write the law in order to make it illegal to destroy firearms in buy-backs. and one republican state senator even held his own gun buy-back on the same day as steve k. instead of destroying the guns, he and other gun rights advocates added them to their collections. just days after, he wrote this. the arizona republican party is an idealogical outliar, i see nothing showing that it is inclined to move anything but further away from the values of this community. i will, therefore, be changing my party register to democrat. joining me now, the rather than
of kentucky talks about the president usurping the constitution. republican texas congressman steve stockman talks about impeaching the president if he takes steps to upgrade gun safety by executive order. remember sharron angle, the nevada republican senate candidate talking openly about using second amendment remedies against public officials? people used to think she was alone out there, something of an oddity. what's becoming clear is in today's gop, she's more typical than not. ed rendell was governor of pennsylvania, michael steele was chair of the republican party. gentlemen, thank you. president obama will announce his plans for gun safety tomorrow after hearing vice president biden's task force recommendations, but already criticism is mounting on the right. here is republican senator rand paul of kentucky. >> i'm against having a king. i think having a monarch is what we fought the american revolution over, and someone who wants to bypass the constitution, bypass congress, that's someone who wants to act like a king or a monarch. i've been opposed to executive orders even with repu
favorite sitcom fathers too. it's all yours. >> i was just thinking impressional 8-year-old steve kornacki. as lovable then as he is now. thank you so much. good afternoon. it's wednesday, january the 16th. and as the president offered his proposals in response to that massacre at sandy hook, he said this. this is how we will be judged. >> this is our first task as a society. keeping our children safe. in the month since 20 precious children and six brave adults were violently taken from us as sandy hook elementary, more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the end of a gun. if parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, if hunters and sportsmen, if responsible gun owners, if americans of every background stand up and say enough. we've suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue, change will come. for all the americans who are counting on us to keep them safe from harm, let's do the right thing. let's do the right thing for them and for this country that we love so much. thank you. ♪ >>> today the president made good on
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